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Tyson's Corner to somewhere good in DC via Metro

Old Oct 31st, 2003, 03:55 PM
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Tyson's Corner to somewhere good in DC via Metro

Will be staying at Tyson's Corner for a conference and hotel has shuttle that can take us to the Dunn-Loring station on the orange line. I am not very familiar with D.C. Is it possible to take the orange line to some areas that would be neat to go to at night - nice neighborhoods with restaurant, bars, etc. Thinking about the Georgetown area but not sure what it has to offer or if it is easily accessed from the Metro.
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Old Oct 31st, 2003, 04:35 PM
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The Orange line will take you to Rosslyn which is Key Bridge and you can cross by foot into the lower portion of Georgetown, or continue to Foggy Bottom which will bring you to GW Uiversity, and you can walk (a bit!) into Georgetown it is also the vicinity of "Restaurant Row"
The Rosslyn stop will also intersect with the Blue Line taking you out to Old Town Alexandria (great for dining and shopping)
Back on the Orange line, beyong Foggy Bottom to Metro Center is the center hub for all transfers --
The Metro is very easy to master- if you go to www.washingtonpost.com they have a very good Visitor's Guide.
Enjoy your stay! Tyson's Corner is a shopper haven!
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Old Oct 31st, 2003, 04:38 PM
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I think the Roslyn Metro Stop, which is on the Orange Line is the closest to Georgetown. You just have to walk across the bridge, which is a pleasant and short walk. You can really get to any of the nice areas of DC on the Metro. Metro Center is the place where you can switch trains to the other lines and go anywhere. Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom and Farragut West are good areas for the better downtown restaurants. The link to the Metro map is: http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm
You can check it out and see. Have fun!
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Old Nov 2nd, 2003, 07:40 AM
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Don't limit yourself to the Orange line - you can always transfer to another line. In addition to no metro access, IMHO G'town is overrated. I second the idea of exploring washingtonpost.com. Once you know your way around their website: check out Dupont, Adams Morgan, U street and Capitol Hill neighborhods.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2003, 10:13 AM
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Actually, you need not walk to Georgetown from Rosslyn or Foggy Bottom. At the Dunn-Loring station, get a transfer pass from the dispenser (probably located near escalators) and for $0.25 you can ride the Georgetown Shuttle from either station ($0.50 without the transfer) .. the info/security at either station should be able to point you to the stop.

Another good website, related to the great advise MarciaK gave is http://rideguide.wmata.com where you can get full instructions with times, fares, and even walking directions of trips that use Metro & MetroBus connections.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2003, 10:37 AM
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You can take the Orange Line to Foggy Bottom or Farragut West and walk a couple blocks to Kinkeads. However, after reading the glowing reviews in the Post this weekend, I would walk a couple extra blocks to the re-modeled Vidalia on M or L Street.
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